EU-China FDI: Working towards more reciprocity in investment relations

Chinese investment flows into the EU increase, the lack of equal market access is increasingly becoming a problem in investment relations with China. While Chinese investors enjoy the same rights in the EU market as any European business, China continues to limit access for foreign companies in many sectors. This report consists of two parts: a sector-by-sector comparison … http://bit.ly/2Fi3BC0

MERICS Belt and Road Tracker

When China’s party and state leader Xi Jinping first announced his plan for a “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” in the fall of 2013, the concept sounded vague and its content was difficult to interpret. While Western observers are still trying to make sense of the initiative, which is now called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China is creating … http://bit.ly/2Ld5gAU

EU-China FDI: Working towards more reciprocity in investment relations

As Chinese investment flows into the EU increase, the lack of equal market access is increasingly becoming a problem in investment relations with China. While Chinese investors enjoy the same rights in the EU market as any European business, China continues to limit access for foreign companies in many sectors. This report consists of two parts: a sector-by-sector comparison … http://bit.ly/2Fi3BC0

China’s charm offensive in Eastern Europe challenges EU cohesion

China works full steam on institutionalizing its cooperation with Eastern Europe, building the 16+1 initiative into a platform for its Belt and Road Initiative. The economic reality lags far behind the announcements, but the promise of Chinese investment and the symbolism of the high-level cooperation between China and Eastern Europe are turning into a stress test for EU … http://bit.ly/2Ai1EqK

China’s Social Credit System

A big-data enabled approach to market regulation with broad implications for doing business in China. MAIN FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS. China’s Social Credit System introduces a novel big data-enabled toolkit. for monitoring, rating, and steering the behavior of market participants in a more comprehensive manner than existing credit rating mechanisms. If implemented … http://bit.ly/2AfW5Wn